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A Fun Family NYE at DuPage Children’s Museum

Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration at Fun Family NYE 2018! Families can spend time together exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, taking part in special activities, listening to live music, creating lasting memories, and more! This annual year-end celebration, now in its 17th year, has become a holiday tradition for families and is an important…





Gingerbread Festival Downtown Downers Grove

Downtown Downers Grove kicks-off the Holiday Season with the annual Gingerbread Festival Nov. 23-25, 2018. The Gingerbread Festival offers something for all ages to enjoy: Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, take a picture with the Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing town,…


Gingerbread Festival Downtown Downers Grove

Downtown Downers Grove kicks-off the Holiday Season with the annual Gingerbread Festival Nov. 23-25, 2018. The Gingerbread Festival offers something for all ages to enjoy: Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, take a picture with the Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing town,…


Gingerbread Festival Downtown Downers Grove

Downtown Downers Grove kicks-off the Holiday Season with the annual Gingerbread Festival Nov. 23-25, 2018. The Gingerbread Festival offers something for all ages to enjoy: Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, take a picture with the Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing town,…


2018 Best Christmas Lights in the Western Suburbs

There are some truly amazing Christmas lights and displays in the western suburbs! Hop in the car to check out these magnificent light displays, or fill up some thermoses with hot cocoa and walk through together. We’ve updated all of the larger walk-throughs for 2018. We’ve also included the 2017 residential display information for all of you early birds, but…


Dog Boarding Options in the West and Southwest Suburbs

The holidays are just around the corner. For some of us, our furry friends are piling into our cars and making trips together with our families. For others, we must find a nice place for our pups to stay. Luckily, there are plenty of options! Plus, most dog boarding locations also offer spa or grooming services in case your furry…


Santa Sighting Alert! Where to See Santa in the Western Suburbs 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town! Kidlist is here to help you get ready to celebrate the season and spend time with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves at many family-friendly events. You’ll find tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, story times, holiday train rides, photo opportunities, and more. So grab your wish list, come meet Santa, and make it a holiday tradition!…



Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place! This guide is split into three sections: Preschool, Daycare, and Preschool with Extended Care (child care outside the hours of 9am – 3pm), then organized by town. We recommend looking into a few that interest you and if time allows, schedule a visit to see the…